Areas where pets hang out are flea hot spots. Carpeting is simple to handle by sweeping boric acid into them. Boric can be dusted down behind cushions of furniture. It is advisable to have a rug under wherever the pet sleeps (if not in a crate – boric can just sit in bottom of crate – a light dusting will do and it won’t hurt the pet). If you don’t have carpets, we recommend very frequent vacuuming and mopping. The last we heard, adult fleas won’t crawl out of a vacuum – I don’t know for sure if this is true. Mop with a pretty wet mop so the eggs will come up and have a bucket right there to rinse the mop out frequently.

Do not waste your money on bombs. They don’t work for fleas well at all.

NIGHTMARE SCENARIO: NEVER REMOVE THE PET UNTIL THE FLEAS ARE HANDLED!!! NEVER EVER EVER.

The fleas will jump on YOU!! If you are stuck in this kind of situation, a shallow dish or water with a drop of dishwashing soap and a light shining on it will attract the flea. He will jump in and drown. You need the drop of soap or else the surface tension of the water will keep him afloat and he will jump back out.

Keep in mind that a house can be vacant for months, yet when you enter it hundreds of fleas can hatch and jump on you – remember they hatch on vibration – another survival technique.